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Belgian Sheepdog Dog Breed Puppy Ads
AKA:
Breed Group: Working Group Height Male: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm.)
Breed Size: Large Height Female: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm.)
Breed Origin: Belgium Weight: 55-65 pounds (24-29 kg.)
Appearance
The Belgian Sheepdog weighs in at between 40-75 pounds and will reach heights of between 22-26 inches. The exterior coat of the Belgian Sheepdog is long, straight, and thick, and is coupled with a dense undercoat. The coloring of the coat is black, although some may have some small white markings. The ears of the Belgian Sheepdog stand erect, and this breed has a very alert and watchful expression.
 

Temperament
The Belgian Sheepdog is a very people loving dog, and is versatile, willing, eager, and quick to learn. These dogs are very obedient and intelligent which makes them highly trainable. A well socialized Belgian Sheepdog will be confident and well balanced. These dogs make good companions because they are very devoted, but some can have a dominant or stubborn streak. This gentle breed has bags of energy and loves to play. He has excellent problem solving skills and a very high learning and obedience rate with the right training.

The Belgian Sheepdog will get along well with children that are considerate and children that it has been raised with. He has a very protective streak, and may be reserved and way around strangers. Although these dogs are very loving towards their family, other pets need to be introduced carefully, as otherwise the Belgian Sheepdog may consider smaller animals to be prey rather than other household pets. This breed is probably best for those with some level of experience with dogs. Their protectiveness over their family makes them effective watchdogs. These dogs do not like intense warm climates but are okay with colder weather. They love to be around people, and can be very graceful and loyal, although they do still retain their instinct to chase.

 
History
The Belgian Sheepdog is one that originates from Belgium, and was originally bred to guard and herd sheep. This is one of four varieties of these Belgian Shepherd dogs, and the Belgian Sheepdog was registered with the AKC in 1912.
 
Health
The lifespan of the Belgian Sheepdog is around 10-12 years, and there are a number of health problems that are linked to this breed. This includes thyroid problems, epilepsy, cataracts, pannus, PRA, and HD. Parents of your Belgian Sheepdog puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates.
 
 
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Belgian Shepherd Dog Club of Canada  
Belgian Sheepdog Club Of America  
 
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Belgian Sheepdog


Scale ( 1 to 5 ): 1=Low 5=High
Guard Dog? 4
Watch Dog? 1
Exercise Needed? 5
Grooming? 1
Energy Level? 5
Shedding? 5
Ease to Train? 5
Good with children? 4
 
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